Machines: a. 2 Diesel MTU 8V 396 74LK (Horsepower 1080ΗΡ(805 ΚW))1080 ΗΡ(805ΚW) with 1800 MAX RPM (Main machine).
b. 1 Diesel MTU 8V 396 74LK (Horsepower 765ΗΡ(570 ΚW)) with 2000 MAX RPM (Auxiliary machine).
c. 2 propellers and 1 Bow thruster.
Speed:14 knots (Main machine), 6 knots (Auxiliary machine).
Mine Detection Systems: a. 2 ROVS PAP 104.
b. 2 ROVS PLUTO PLUS.
c. Mechanic/Magnetic/Acoustic Minelaying Systems.
Guns:1 Oerlikon BMARC DS30Β of 30 mm.
MCMV EVROPI (formerly HMS BICESTER M-36) was one of the twelve minehunters, HUNT class, which were constructed with GRP by VOSPER THORNYCOFT SHIPYARDS in Portsmouth, UK. This MCMV was commissioned in May 1986 and was appointed to the 2nd Minehunters Squadron of the British Royal Navy, based on Portsmouth. She was the third ship to carry the same name which was once a place of hunting in the UK. The second ship that bore this name was a small Escort Destroyer, which operated in the Aegean Sea during the Civil War in Greece.
Under the British Flag, she took part in the Gulf War in 1991, neutralizing seventy-five (75) mines.
On 31st July 2000, HMS BICESTER was delivered to the Hellenic Navy. Commanding Officer, Commander M.C. Allibon, RN, delivered the ship to Lieutenant Commander E. Marinos, HN, and was named HS EVROPI (M-62).
On 25th August 2000 the ship sailed from Portsmouth port to Salamis Base, where she arrived on 8th September 2000, appointed to the 3rd Minesweepers Squadron.